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Celebrity deaths force media to examine suicide reporting

Jun. 13, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have caused media organizations to look at how they cover suicide and whether more could be done to prevent copycat killings, without neglecting the duty to report news. Several outlets have publicized the 1-800-273-8255...

Girl who was suicide risk takes life in Florida custody

Jun. 13, 2018 7:10 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A 15-year-old girl who had been placed on suicide alerts during at least a dozen stays in state custody took her own life at a juvenile justice facility in Florida. Alleny Carbone's father tells the Miami Herald he was told Monday that the girl was on suicide watch when she apparently hanged...

The Latest: Ex-wife of suspected killer relieved he's dead

Jun. 12, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the killings of six people in suburban Phoenix (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The ex-wife of a man suspected of six recent killings in suburban Phoenix says she's relieved he's no longer alive. Connie Jones told reporters Tuesday in the northern Arizona city of Flagstaff...

U2 dedicates song to Anthony Bourdain at Apollo show

Jun. 12, 2018 9:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U2 frontman Bono honored the late Anthony Bourdain toward the end of the band's special performance at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Bono spoke of losing a "lot of inspiring, useful people" over the past few years "who gave up on their own life" alluding to the apparent suicides of...

Newlyweds, ex-wife among 4 slain in Missouri murder-suicide

Jun. 12, 2018 9:18 AM EDT

PARKVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Kansas City man opened fire during a weekend family gathering, killing his newlywed mother, her husband and the gunman's ex-wife, before turning the gun on himself. Platte County Sheriff Mark Owen has identified the man who opened fire Sunday at the home in...

Gunman kills self, 4 child hostages after Florida standoff

Jun. 12, 2018 7:57 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After a standoff of more than 21 hours, officers entered an apartment where a felon with a gun had barricaded himself with four children and found them all dead, a police chief said. The hostage situation began when the girlfriend of Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr. left the apartment and told...

4 found dead in suburban Kansas City home

Jun. 11, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

PARKVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A man fatally shot his mother, her husband, and another woman before killing himself inside a suburban Kansas City home as his daughter escaped the house and called police, authorities said. Platte County Sheriff Mark Owen said a 14-year-old girl called them Sunday night to report the...

The Latest: 4 found dead in suburban Kansas City home

Jun. 11, 2018 3:14 PM EDT

PARKVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on four people who were shot to death in a Kansas City suburb Sunday night (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Authorities say one of four adults found dead in a suburban Kansas City home killed the other three victims before killing himself. Platte County Sheriff Mark Owen...

Sheriff: Jailed immigrant killed self despite camera, checks

Jun. 10, 2018 1:02 PM EDT

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) — A Honduran man who entered the U.S. illegally killed himself in a Texas jail despite guards checking on him every half-hour and a camera in his padded cell, authorities say. Marco Antonio Munoz, 39, was found unresponsive in his cell on the morning of May 13, a day after U.S....

US says immigrant dies of 'apparent suicide' in Texas jail

Jun. 9, 2018 10:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities have confirmed that a Honduran man was found dead in a Texas jail cell of an "apparent suicide" last month, but made no mention of details in a Washington Post report that the man was enraged after his wife and son were separated from him. U.S. Customs and Border Protection...